Zak Penn

Zak Penn

writer, producer, actor

Zak Penn was born on Mar 23, 1968 in USA. Zak Penn's big-screen debut came with Last Action Hero directed by John McTiernan in 1993. Zak Penn is known for Free Guy directed by Shawn Levy, Ryan Reynolds stars as Guy and Jodie Comer as Millie. Zak Penn has got 2 awards and 7 nominations so far. The most recent award Zak Penn achieved is Hugo Awards. The upcoming new movie Zak Penn plays is Free Guy which will be released on Aug 13, 2021.

Zak Penn's career began as a screenwriter when he sold his first script, Last Action Hero, at the age of twenty-three. Since then, Penn has become known for his work on numerous films based on Marvel comics, including X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk, and The Avengers. He has also dabbled in other genres, writing scripts for disparate films such as P.C.U., Behind Enemy Lines and Suspect Zero.Penn's shift into independent cinema began when he collaborated with his idol, Werner Herzog, on the script for Rescue Dawn. Penn directed and co-starred with Herzog in Incident at Loch Ness, his award-winning "hoax" documentary about the legendary director's attempts to make a film about the equally legendary monster. The Grand, Penn's second completely improvised film, was his third film with Herzog, and featured an eclectic cast including Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Ray Romano, Cheryl Hines, Dennis Farina and Gabe Kaplan.In addition, Penn co-wrote the original story for Antz and produced the animated film Osmosis Jones. His first foray into television was the critically acclaimed SyFy Channel original series "Alphas" starring David Strathairn. His most recent endeavor was video game documentary Atari: Game Over, which recently premiered on Xbox Live.

  • Birthday

    Mar 23, 1968
  • Place of Birth

    New York, New York, USA
  • Also known

    자크 펜

Known For


2 wins & 7 nominations

Hugo Awards
Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
Winner - Hugo
Seattle International Film Festival
Incident at Loch Ness (2004)
Winner - New American Cinema Award

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows